Friday, December 31, 2010

A Card from Jackie

Third in a series of showcasing my friends' handmade Christmas cards!
I received this card from Jackie. My friend Jackie introduced me to stamping. For almost the first 3 years of my stamping career, I attended most of her Make & Takes until I fell confident enough to stamp and create on my own. Once in a while I continue to attend her Make & Takes. I keep in touch with her and I always learn a new technique from her.
Thank you Jackie for introducing me to this great addicting craft!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Card from Ann

Today I'm featuring a Christmas card I received from the multi-talented Ann from Creative Antics!
Isn't it beautiful! I love the simplicity in her artwork. It has so much punch!
Thank you Ann for the gorgeous card!
Ann is another friend I met through SplitCoastStampers Divine Secret Sibling. She was my Little Sister.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Card from Tracie

Hi everyone! I hope you're all feeling well and ready to bring in the New Year!
Unbeknownst to me, I've been sick for over 2 weeks with bronchitis, until my doctor set me straight. I thought it was just a bug! Hopefully, I will be at 90% better by New Year's Eve, because I'm celebrating no matter what!!! The champagne is chilling!
For the next several days I will be featuring handmade cards I received from friends and love ones!
The first card I am featuring is from Tracie. I love this card with so much detail! It says Tracie all over the place. She's an amazing quilter!
Tracie and I became friends through SplitCoastStampers Divine Secret Sisters. She's a wonderful person, and we have so many things in common. She amazes me with her talent and she has a big heart. Please stop by her blog and visit her amazing creations at Crafty Creations.
Thank you Tracie for the gorgeous card, and I am so lucky to have you as a friend.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Stampers' Poem

I want to share a stampers' poem from my friend Karen. We think is just so cute and true!!!
Brayers roll..............are you listening.
On the is glistening,
A beautiful sight.............we're happy tonight.
Stamping in a winter wonderland.
In the kitchen we can stamp a snowman.
Then add color to his carrot nose.
You'll say: Are you Finished?
I'll say: No Ma'am, I need to add some glitter to make snow.
When we stamp........ain't it thrilling.
Even when.........the powders spilling.
We'll create and we'll play.......the art stamper away.
Stamping in a winter wonderland.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas,

and that the joy and peace you feel today,

will be with you throuhout the year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snowman Tags

Today was my first day of the start of a well deserved two week vacation, and was I busy with so many chores to catch up with...and Christmas so near... !!!
Tomorrow night I have my monthly Bunco get-together. We will do our annual cookie swap and gift exchange before playing our last Bunco of the year.

I needed gift tags to go with my wrapped gifts for the Bunco Ladies!
I used my tag die cut that Karen had given me for my birthday.
I used Stampin' Up!'s Christmas Punch stamp set's snowflakes stamped in white craft ink for the background. I then stamped the snowman tag in Ballet Blue, and mounted it with foam tape onto the snowflake tag. They were a cinch to make!

Now all I need to make are the cookies and I'll be ready for tomorrow night. I have this recipe that I want to try out from Paula Dean called Kitchen Sink Christmas Cookies. They're loaded with yummy stuff.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Merry Christmas

I made this card modeled after one I made at a Stamp & Take class last month. The only difference is the stamp I used for this one. The stamp image is from Stampin' Up! Holiday Best stamp set. The embossed snowflake background was made by using a SU! Northern Flurry embossing folder. I love the Cherry Cobbler ribbon seam binding and the Chantilly crotchet trim together. I added gold rhinestone stickers to the center of each flurry.
I don't know about you, but I always wait to the last minute to make my Christmas card, and every year I tell myself that I will make them throughout the year to be prepared for next year! Well...I'm off to make some more cards...

Altered Art

I participated in a swap exchange and I included this journal as a gift. The recipient of this gift loves to write.
I took a plain spiral journal and decorated it using designer paper and ribbon.

I looked through my boxful of embellishments and found the wish brad. While going through my paper stuff, I found a tag kit. I used one of the tags and simply stamped the Friends stamp image.
I don't know if I have shared with you my love of ribbon...well I think I went a little too happy with ribbon tied onto the book spiral.

I also found this initial paperclip in my stash! I just love it when I find things in my collection that I don't even remember getting or having!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Altered Art

I decorated this lunch tin for a Christmas gift. The recipient was Olivia from Simply Sunshine & Daisy's. It held her Christmas ornament (swap exchange) from me.

I used designer paper which I decoupaged, and tied a lush grosgrain ribbon.

A stick pin holds her gift tag. Merry Christmas Olivia!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fresh Cut Friday

I know it's not Friday, but please excuse my lateness... I was just way to busy this past couple of days!
Last Friday was Fresh Cut Fridays hosted by Liz from Rose Vignettes.

This rose bouquet was a gift from a co-worker to me in celebration of my birthday.

The roses still look so fresh even though I've had them for over a week now! Soft pink roses make me feel very dainty, romantic and feminine.

Please join Liz and other participating bloggers sharing their fresh cuts with you at Rose Vignettes Fresh Cut Friday #4.
Thank you for stopping by!

Mom's Gift

I have to share with you a birthday gift that my Mom made for me for my birthday.
She crotchet this beautiful pillowcase for my bed!
I just love it!

Thank you Mom for the beautiful birthday gift!